NDC/NPP Manifesto Feud: Kennedy Agyapong Rebukes NPP Over NDC Manifesto Theft Claims

Speaking on the ongoing NDC/NPP manifesto feud, Kennedy Agyapong chides NPP for alleging that the ruling party stole its ideas.

New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong, has scolded his party over its claims that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), stole its ideas ahead of the elections. The furious MP has described as childish, the constant attacks on the ruling party by the NPP.

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The MP said this in reaction to the recent speculations or rather, accusations from the NPP, that the ruling party stole its ideas. Speaking at the State Banquet Hall on Wednesday, President Mahama had given a sneak preview into the 2016 manifesto of the NDC, ahead of its official launch on Saturday.

But on Wednesday, the acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, told journalists in Accra that the highlights from the NDC’s manifesto, was clearly a ‘photocopy’ of what the NPP has been saying to the people.

However the Assin North MP has called for a halt on the NDC/NPP manifesto feud, as well attacks against the incumbent party. According to him, it is high time his party stopped the frivolous attacks and focused on becoming Ghana’s choice come December. The lawmaker also said that the major opposition party has no proof about their allegations, as the NDC had highlighted policies from its manifesto ahead of them.

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The NDC has also debunked the theft claims by the major opposition party. Speaking on Joy FM on Wednesday, the campaign coordinator of the NDC, Kofi Adams, emphasized that the NDC has not in any way copied the opposition party. Explaining further, he sated that the policy highlights presented by President Mahama are captured in the government White Paper.

Speaking at the Banquet Hall on Wednesday, Mahama highlighted some policies contained in the 2016 manifesto of the NDC, ahead of its official launch. Some of the policies included among others, the President’s plans to give a face lift to the education sector, which involved providing e-books for SHS students, as well as tablets for them to access the books.